What a beautiful day it was yesterday! I am so excited about this post because I’m featuring an amazing company, Krochet Kids, that also happens to make super cute stuff! The story behind the organization is incredible. I cried the first time I watched this video on its website. The KK Intl. founders came up with a unique business model that empowers women in underprivileged countries by providing them with a job, education, mentorship and so much more.
^^^ All smiles 🙂
Instead of offering a hand out to these women, Krochet Kids empowers them by providing a sustainable job. By doing this amazing work, the company encourages its consumers to #knowwhomadeit. Do you know where the shirt you are wearing came from? How about the pants? Do you know the hands that made it? Do those hands receive fair pay, ethical working conditions and respect? I can tell you that before I discovered this company, this was not something that was on my mind when buying clothes. But, imagine if every consumer was conscious of this. What if we only bought clothes from companies that treated their employees as Krochet Kids does? WHAT IF.
CEO and Co-Founder, Kohl Crecelius, recently posted an inspirational message on the KK Intl. blog titled, “An Open Letter to Dreamers,” (possibly the inspiration for this shirt?!). He says, ” I need to believe that others are believing in their dreams more than they are believing in themselves. And this is what gives me the strength to believe in me.” How sweet is that?!
I encourage you to hop on over to the KK website and check out the apparel. The best part is that each seamstress hand signs every item! Here’s the signature on my shirt:
This allows the consumer to then go onto the website, look up the name of the woman, and learn more about her. AND you can write her a thank you note! Oh my gosh it just melts my heart! I know I’ll be writing a thank you note to miss Evangelica Alvarez.
In this post I have shown another way to wear my new favorite heels. You can dress up almost any T-shirt with skinnies and heels, as I have here. I added a choker necklace with a longer turquoise stone because, well, I love turquoise! The skinny jeans I got from Target a few years back for around $15.
Thanks for reading today’s long post! Now get out there and follow your dreams, dreamer!